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The Rapid E-Learning Blog - favorite posts of 2011

2010 flashed by me so fast I was worried that if I stuck my arm out it would become fossilized.  Despite that it was a great year of traveling around and getting to meet many of you at conferences and informal jam sessions.  I also got to see parts of the country I hadn’t seen before.

2011 is going to be an exciting year.  We at Articulate have some cool things planned.  And as far as conferences, I’ll be at the usual ones like ASTD ICE and Devlearn.  But, I’m also making arrangements to get out to some new places.  You’ll hear more in the coming weeks.  And as usual, if I’m on the road, I’ll try to stay an extra day and do some informal Articulate jam sessions.

Top Ten Posts

As for the most popular posts of the year, I took our data to the top secret Articulate labs, ran a few tests, and produced the following results.

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - Dr. Werner Oppelbaumer analyzing popular blog posts

Bunch of Free Stuff

As you know, I like to give away the demos and mock ups that I build for the blog.  But I find that it’s even getting hard for me to find the stuff I’ve done in the past.  One of my goals for 2011 is to make it easier for you to find all of the free templates and assets we’ve made available over the years.  So stay tuned.

In the meantime, here are the posts that offered some free templates and elearning assets.  I’ve also included a bonus template.

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - stack of free PowerPoint files


Bonus Template:  Here’s a template based on the FTC demo I did a while back.  You can see the template in action here. There are six slide layout options.

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - free PowerPoint templateDownload the free PowerPoint template.

What elearning goals do you have for 2011?  Feel free to share them by clicking on the comments link.


Free E-Learning Resources

Want to learn more? Check out these articles and free resources in the community.

Here’s a great job board for e-learning, instructional design, and training jobs

Participate in the weekly e-learning challenges to sharpen your skills

Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images.

Lots of cool e-learning examples to check out and find inspiration.

Getting Started? This e-learning 101 series and the free e-books will help.

11 responses to “Your Favorite Rapid E-Learning Posts of 2010”

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Why has that poor child got stabby things on it’s feet! :O

…And now I’ll read the article 🙂


January 4th, 2011

One of my goals is to build in extra development time (where that will come from remains to be seen)so I can better “practice what I preach” instead of cranking out programs that are OK but not great.

January 4th, 2011

My goal for 2011 is inspired by Dan Pink’s most recent blog post about “embracing a sense of vuja dé.” Basically, if déjà vu is feeling as if I’ve already experienced a situation, then vuja dé is the opposite. So, while working on eLearning projects, I can embrace vuja dé by looking at a familiar process or practice, or even a reoccurring issue, as if I’ve never experienced it before — with a fresh set of eyes and a new perspective.

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@Alicia: LOL. Those are ribbons. I was just in a rush and didn’t do a good job cleaning up the image.

January 5th, 2011

Happy New Year for our excellent teacher Tom.

Educative year 2011 for all your students like me (72 yrs young),Tom as it was during 2010.

Of-late you are also very generous to provide us the e-learning goodies.

I appreciate and salute you,Tom.

thank you for the great blog. This has helped me alot in my work. Hopefully our company will achieve the e-learning environment and deside the tools for it during this year. In my opinion Articulate is on the top of the list. I think i will become an e-learning superstar this year 🙂

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February 1st, 2011

Very insightful.A huge collection of all great deeds of 2010,that’s nice. I am also looking forward to 2011 very positively.